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National Affairs – Current Affairs Today October 3 2017
PM Narendra Modi paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th birth anniversary on Monday.
- He visited Vijay Ghat and paid floral tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri was born to Sharada Prasad and Ramdulari Devi in Varanasi on October 2, 1904.
- He died on January 11, 1966 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- He is the first person to be posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed a commission to sub-categorize OBCs.
- The President appointed a five-member Commission to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
- The Five Member commission will be headed by Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G Rohini.
- Commission will examine the distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes.
- They will report to the President within twelve weeks
India’s first shipment of US crude oil arrived at Odisha.
- The first shipment of United States crude oil arrived at Odisha’s Paradip Port on Monday.
- United States Consul General to Hyderabad, Katherine Hadda, met the shipment in Odisha.
- Joint Secretary for International Cooperation from the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Sunjay Sudhir was also present.
- The IOC and BPCL have ordered over two million barrels from the United States.
Business News – October 3 2017 Current Affairs
Wal-Mart Stores Inc acquired logistics firm Parcel Inc.
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has acquired a New York-based last-mile delivery startup Parcel Inc.
- It also bought internet retailer Jet.com last year for $3 billion.
- Wal-Mart will also buy men’s fashion online retailer Bonobos Inc for $310 million.
Reliance canceled its merger with Aircel.
- Reliance Communications Ltd announced that it has mutually agreed to cancel the merger of its wireless business with Aircel.
- They have canceled the merger due to delays in regulatory and legal process and intervention by various parties.
Idea – Vodafone merger to be completed by March 2018.
- Vodafone India and Idea Cellular’s merger deal will be completed by March 2018.
- The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will give final approval from the Department of Telecom.
- Idea Cellular will hold a meeting of shareholders and creditors for their approval in Gandhinagar, Gujrat on October 12.
Obituary Affairs – Current Affairs Today October 3 2017
Rock star Tom Petty died at the age of 66 in Los Angeles.
- Rock superstar Tom Petty died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 66.
- Petty suffered cardiac arrest and died Monday on night.
- Petty and his band Heartbreakers recently completed their 40th anniversary tour. Petty’s worldwide sales reached over 80 million records.
- He was included to the Rock Hall of Fame in 2002.
Science and Technology News – 3 Oct 2017 Current Affairs Today
Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young are the 3 people who won the prize.
- The Scientists won the Noble prize for their discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks.
- Michael Rosbash works at Brandeis University, Michael W Young works at Rockefeller University and Jeffrey Hall works with the University of Maine.
Sports News – Daily Current Affairs
Viswanathan Anand is the runner up at the Isle of Man Chess Tournament.
- Viswanathan Anand defeated former Women’s World champion Hou Yifan to become the runner-up in the Isle of Man chess tournament.
- Magnus Carlsen won the Isle of Man chess tournament.
- Anand and Nakamura got the second and third place respectively.
Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi,selected for the Asian Boxing Championship squad.
- Mary Kom, a five-time world champion and L Sarita Devi with five Asian Championships medals passed the trials in New Delhi.
- They will be playing for the Indian team for Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Vietnam.
- Mary Kom, is a five-time world champion and also a Rajya Sabha MP and Sarita devi is five time Asian Championship medal winner.
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